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Department of Applied Computing & Electronics

The University of Montana

Computer Support

Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)

Suggested Sequence of Courses*

Course # Course Description Fa Sp Su
BGEN 105S Introduction to Business 3
CSCI 135 Fund of Computer Science I 3
CSCI 172 Intro to Computer Modeling 3
ITS 210 Network Operating System – Desktop 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance 3
ITS 289 Professional Certification 1
Total 16
ITS 165 Operating Systems Fundamentals 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency 3
ITS 150 CCNA 1: Exploration 3
M 115 Probability and Linear Mathematics 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I 3
Total 15
Total 0

Total Credits: 31

*This recommended schedule may not be appropriate for all students.

Course Descriptions

BGEN 105S Introduction to Business, 3 cr. Offered every term. Same as BUS 103S. Nature of business enterprise; role of business in society; problems confronting business management; career opportunities in business. Open to non-business majors and business majors of freshman or sophomore standing only. Business majors are advised to register for the course their freshman year. Credit allowed for only one of BGEN 105S, MIS 100S, IS 100S, BADM 100S and BUS 103S.

CSCI 105 Computer Fluency, 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Introduces the skills and concepts of information technology, both from practical and a more theoretical point of view. During lectures and interactive computer labs, students will explore a wide range of digital and information technologies, including common PC applications, networking, databases, privacy, and security. Credit not allowed for both CSCI 105 and CRT 111 and CS 111.

CSCI 135 Fund of Computer Science I, 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., computer programming experience in a language such as BASIC, Pascal, C, etc.; coreq., M 095 or consent of instr. CSCI 104 highly recommended as prereq. or coreq.  Fundamental computer science concepts using the high level structured programming language, Java.

CSCI 172 Introduction to Computer Modeling, 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 090. Problem solving and data modeling using computer productivity software. Emphasis using spreadsheets and database for data analysis. Credit not allowed for CSCI 172, CRT 172, and CS 172.

ITS 150 CCNA 1: Exploration, 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 090. Introduction to networking field including terminology; protocols; local-area and wide-area networks; the OSI model; topologies; IP addressing; cabling and cabling tools; routers and router programming. Ethernet and network standards; and wireless technologies.

ITS 165 Operating System Fundamentals, 3 cr. Offered spring. Same as CRT 112. Prereq. M 090 and demonstrated computing experience. Introduction to operating system concepts through the use of contemporary software. Emphasizes file system management, networking, installation, maintenance, management, and disaster recovery practices using both the command interpreter and graphical user interface.

ITS 210 Network Operating System - Desktop, 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., ITS 150. In-depth study of a secure, multi-user, client-based network operating system. Topics include installation, administration of resources, performance, network services, and security.

ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance, 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., ITS 150. In-depth study of personal computer hardware. Focus on field replaceable components. Topics include: storage devices, processors, system boards, memory, ports, cabling, power supplies, multimedia devices, printers, and troubleshooting.

ITS 289 Professional Certification, 1 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Review objectives of an information technology industry-based professional certification. Certification objectives, preparation strategies, and exam strategies included. Course can be repeated for different industry-based professional certifications.

M 115 Probability and Linear Mathematics, 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., M 090 with a grade of B- or better, M 095, or ALEKS placement >3. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra. Introduction to probability with emphasis on models and probabilistic reasoning. Examples of applications of the material in many fields. Graphing calculator required.

WRIT 101 College Writing I, 3 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., WRIT 095 or passing score on placement test. Instruction and practice in expository writing, argumentation and research processes. Emphasis on the use of specific writing strategies to develop style, unity, clarity, and force of ideas, and structure. Students are expected to write without major errors in sentence structure or mechanics. Grading A-F, or NC.

Missoula College

Applied Computing & Electronics

Missoula College UM

909 South Avenue West

Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 243-7916

Fax: (406) 243-7899